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SoHo Duplex Loft
New York City, New York, USA, 2009

Description: Our client, a gallerist and collector from Mexico City, approached SAA prior to purchasing two duplex apartments to test the feasibility of combining them into a single apartment. The resulting 4,520 square foot loft is a formally minimal yet materially rich residential project, providing the client and her guests a tranquil retreat in the heart of SoHo.

The public spaces are organized around a core of continuously wrapped panels of Sapele wood, a species selected for its soft, even, vertical grain. Floating roman plaster ceilings provide a more intimate scale at the entry, wet bar and breakfast areas that flank the open living and dining space. Horizontal bands of cabinets and Norwegian slate shift past walls to enliven the surfaces. A perpendicular volume of panels marks the threshold into each of four bedroom suites. All of which were expertly executed by Wise Construction, LLC.

The client commissioned several artists to create pieces specific to several key locations.

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